Zhengrui (Jeffrey) Jiang

Thome Professor in Business
Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics

Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems
Ivy College of Business
3187 Gerdin Business Building
Ames, IA 50011-1350
(515) 294-1833
Email address

Education

PhD, Management Science (Information Systems), University of Texas at Dallas, 2005
MS, Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2000
MBA, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2000

Research Interests

Business Intelligence/Analytics
Data Quality/Decision-Making under Uncertainty
Diffusion of Technological Innovations
Economics of Information Technology

Professional Activities

Dr. Jiang is the Thome Professor in Business and Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics at the Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University. Before joining academia, Dr. Jiang had more than six years’ industry experience in China and the U.S., encompassing international trade, management, and software development.

Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on business intelligence/analytics, data quality, decision-making under uncertainty, diffusion of technological innovations, and economics of information technology. His research has appeared in leading academic journals including Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and Journal of Management Information Systems, and in conferences such as ICIS, WITS, and INFORMS.

Dr. Jiang currently serves as an associate editor for Information Systems Research and a senior editor for Production and Operations Management. In the past few years, he has served as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly, a special issue editor for Production and Operations Management and ACM Transactions for Management Information Systems. He received the MISQ Outstanding Associate Editor Award in 2016. In addition, he co-chaired The 13th Annual Big XII+ MIS Research Symposium (2015) and The 9th Annual Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference (2014). He is currently co-chairing The 28th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS 2018).

Dr. Jiang’s research has been funded by grants from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Publications

  1. Qu, X., Z. Jiang. “A Time-based Dynamic Synchronization Policy for Consolidated Database Systems.” MIS Quarterly, forthcoming.
  2. JiangZ., X. Qu, D. Jain. “Optimal Market Entry Timing for Successive Generations of Technological Innovations.” MIS Quarterly, forthcoming.
  3. Wang, M., Z. Jiang, Y. Zhang, H. Yang. “T-Closeness Slicing: A New Privacy Preserving Approach for Transactional Data Publishing.” INFORMS Journal on Computing, Vol. 30, No. 3, September 2018, pp.. 438-453.
  4. Feng, H., Z. Jiang, D. Liu. “Quality, Pricing, and Release Time: Optimal Market Entry Strategy for New Software-as-a-Service Vendors.” MIS Quarterly, Vol. 42 No. 1, March 2018, pp. 333-353.
  5. Zong, W., F. Wu, Z. Jiang. “A Markov-based Update Policy for Constantly Changing Database Systems.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 64, No. 3, August 2017, pp. 287 – 300.
  6. Cai, Y., Z. Jiang, V. Mookerjee. “How to Deal with Liars? Designing Intelligent Rule-Based Expert Systems to Increase Accuracy or Reduce Cost.” INFORMS Journal on Computing, Vol. 29, No. 2, March 2017, pp. 268-286.
  7. Jiang, Z., K. P. Scheibe, S. Nilakanta, X. Qu. “The Economics of Public Beta Testing.” Decision Sciences, Vol. 48, No. 1, February 2017, pp. 150-175.
  8. Jiang, Z., D. Jain. “A Generalized Norton-Bass Model for Multigeneration Diffusion.” Management Science, Vol. 58 No. 10, October 2012, pp. 1887-1897.
  9. Jiang, Z., S. Sarkar, V. S. Jacob. “Post-Release Testing and Software Release Policy for Enterprise-Level Systems.”Information Systems Research, Vol. 23, No. 3, Part 1 of 2, September 2012, pp. 635-657.
  10. Jiang, Z. “A Decision-Theoretic Framework for Numerical Attribute Value Reconciliation.” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 7, July 2012, pp. 1153-1169.
  11. Jiang, Z. “How to Give away Software with Successive Versions.” Decision Support Systems, Vol. 49, No. 4, November 2010, pp. 430-441.
  12. Jiang, Z., S. Sarkar. “Speed Matters: The Role of Free Software Offer in Software Diffusion.” Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 26, no. 3, Winter 2010, pp. 207-240.
  13. Jiang, Z., S. Sarkar, P. De and D. Dey. “A Framework for Reconciling Attribute Values from Multiple Data Sources.” Management Science, Vol. 53, No. 12, December 2007, pp. 1946-1963.
  14. Jiang, Z., F. M. Bass, P. I. Bass. “The Virtual Bass Model and the Left-Hand Data-Truncation Bias in Diffusion of Innovation Studies.” International Journal of Research in Marketing, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2006, pp. 93-106.
  15. Jiang, Z., V. Mookerjee, S. Sarkar. “Lying on the Web: Implications for Expert Systems Redesign.” Information Systems Research, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2005, pp. 131-148.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Jiang, Z. and S. Sarkar, “Optimal Software Release Time with Patching Considered.” Proceeding of the 13th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Seattle, December 2003.
  2. Jiang, Z. and S. Sarkar. “Free Software Offer and Software Diffusion: The Monopolist Case.” Proceeding of the 24th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seattle, December 2003.
  3. Jiang, Z. S. Sarkar, P. De and D. Dey. “Reconciling Attribute Values from Multiple Data Sources.” Proceeding of the 25th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Washington DC, December 2004.
  4. Jiang, Z. “Reconciling Continuous Attribute Values From Multiple Data Sources.” Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Suzhou, China July 2008.
  5. Jiang, Z. “Optimal Free Offer Policy for Successive Software Versions.” Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on e-Business (WeB), Paris, France, December 2008.
  6. Jiang, Z. “Taking Data Usage into Consideration in Data Integration.” Proceedings of 18th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Paris, France, December 2008.
  7. Jiang, Z. “Rethinking the Role of Public Beta Testing,” INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 2011.
  8. Jiang, Z., K. Scheibe, and S. Nilakanta. “The Economic Impact of Public Beta Testing: The Power of Word-Of-Mouth.” Proceeding of the 32nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China, December 2011.
  9. Cai, Y., Z. Jiang, V.S. Mookerjee. “Designing Intelligent Expert Systems to Cope with Liars.” Proceeding of the 33rd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Orlando, FL, December 2012.
  10. Jiang, Z., D. C. Jain. “Optimal Marketing Entry Timing for Successive Product Generations.” Proceeding of the 7th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM), Tianjin, China, June 2013.
  11. Jiang, Z., D. Liu, D. C. Jain. “Optimal Pricing Policy for Successive Product Generations.” Proceeding of the 7th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM), Tianjin, China, June 2013.
  12. Jiang, Z., D. Liu, F. Wu. “A Generalized Pricing Model for Successive Product Generations.” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Milan, Italy, December 2013.
  13. Zong, W., F. Wu, Z. Jiang, and Y. Qu. “A Study on Optimal Policy for Purchase Data Updating in ERP Systems.” International Conference on Data Science. Springer International Publishing. Sydney, Australia, August 2015.
  14. Jiang, Z., X. Qu. “Optimal Update Policy for Databases in Growth State.” Proceedings of the 25th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Dallas, TX, December 2015.
  15. Qu, X., Z., Jiang. “Purchase Prediction Based on Multilevel Association Rule Mining.” INFORMS Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, November 2016.
  16. Jiang, S. Z. Jiang. “Examining Price Competition in Online Hotel Booking Market.” Winter Conference on Business Analytics, Snowbird, UT, March 2016.
  17. Qu, X., Z., Jiang. “Purchase Prediction Based on Multilevel Association Rule Mining.” INFORMS Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, November 2016.
  18. Qu, X., Z. Jiang. “A Time-Based Dynamic Update Policy for Consolidated Database Systems.” Winter Conference on Business Analytics, Snowbird, UT, March 2017.
  19. Hu, Y., Z. Jiang, A. Rai, and H. Sun. “Does Online Real Estate Information Affect Property Price? Evidence from Zillow” INFORMS Annual Conference, Houston, TX, October 2017. (Best Paper Nomination).
  20. Qu, X., A. Lotfi, Z. Jiang. “Understanding Customers’ Product Upgrade Behavior—A Survival Analysis Approach” INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Houston, TX, October 2017.
  21. Qu, X., A. Lotfi, Z. Jiang. “Predicting Consumers’ Update Behaviors in the Presence of Successive Product Versions” INFORMS Workshop on Data Science, Houston, TX, October 2017.
  22. Qu, X., A. Lotfi, Z. Jiang. Product Upgrade Prediction Using Bass Proportional Hazard Model. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Seoul, South Korea, December 2017.

Awards and Honors

  • MIS Quarterly Outstanding Associate Editor Award, 2016
  • Inaugural recipient of the endowed Thome Professorship in Business, Iowa State University, 2012
  • Junior Faculty Research Award, College of Business, Iowa State University, 2012

Grants

  • PI: Utility-Driven Data and Knowledge Management Methods, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2015- 2016.
  • Co-PI: Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Technology Transfer Project, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). 2013- 2018.
  • Summer Research Grant, College of Business, Iowa State University, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Research Bootstrap Grant, College of Business, Iowa State University, 2011, 2012. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • University Research Grant, University of North Alabama, 2006

Professional Service

   Editorial Boards

  • Senior Editor: Production and Operations Management, May 2018 – present
  • Associate Editor: Information Systems Research, Jan. 2018 – present
  • Associate Editor: MIS Quarterly, Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2017
  • Special Issue Editor: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 2016-2017
  • Special Issue Senior Editor: Production and Operations Management 2015-2016
  • Associate Editor: Information Technology and Management 2008 – 2015
  • Editorial Review Board: Journal of Database Management 2012 – 2018

    Conferences

  • Workshop Co-Chair: 28th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) 2018.
  • Program Co-Chair: The 13th Annual Big XII+ MIS Research Symposium 2015
  • Program Co-Chair: The 9th Annual Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference (MWAIS) 2014
  • Review Coordinator: Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) 2015
  • Prototype Co- Chair: Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) 2014
  • Program Committee: INFORMS Workshop on Data Science 2017.
  • Program Committee: Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) 2011-2017
  • Program Committee/Session Chair: Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) 2009-2017
  • Program Committee: China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM) 2017